Yesterday was an excellent yard-saling day. I bought a lot of unique things, and only spent about $20 for everything. Here's a sampling:
- Chalkboard ($.25)
- Maisons de France book ($5)
- Le John fan ($2)
- US Standard oil can ($1)
- Wooden dovetailed drawer ($2)
- Fabric in the background (2 yds for $.50)
- 12 Santa head pipe-cleaner picks ($.25)
The Maisons de France book (c 1949) is filled with photos of homes from all regions of France. There are interior and exterior photos, as well as floor plans (all in French). Most of the pictures are in black and white, but a few pages are in color. There seems to be a bit of pink in each photo.
Also for a quarter (!), this Asian-style child's outfit in white cotton with embroidery:
This heavy aluminum office chair was $4. I think it was a steal. My husband thinks it is hideous. I told him that I wanted to make some kind of a slipcover for the seat, since the vinyl is ripped. Right after I took this picture, I turned it over to see how the seat was attached and it slipped out of my hand and landed on my foot. I spent the next half hour laying on the couch with a bag of frozen Trader Joe's Vegetable Medley on my foot. Ask me if I would do it all over again for this four dollar chair, and I would say yes.
At the same sale where I bought the chair, I also found these metal sign letters for a dollar. They are about an inch and a half high.
Sorry, I just couldn't resist...
I know, I know...this blog is getting too raunchy. I promise to make it up to you this week with a spectacular freshvintage giveaway. What are we celebrating in the next giveaway? You'll have to come back and see!
(No, I'm not pregnant.)